colonic pouch

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colonic pouch

A reservoir created when the rectosigmoid colon must be excised to treat malignant pelvic disease. The pouch provides a rectal reservoir, reducing the number of bowel movements per day and virtually eliminating the need for bowel-regulating drugs.
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-These colon pouches are commonly detected during colonoscopy, and patients wonder if they are important and what to do with them," Dr.